On the Stark Insider radar: some interesting plays, a music and wine festival, and a gala that lights up the city with generosity each year.
Spring is here, see a show! Silicon Valley this week: San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre, Live in the Vineyard, TheatreWorks.
San Jose Stage (the company that never says never) brings the iconic musical 'The Threepenny Opera' to life as part of its 31st season.
Luis Afaro's Oedipus el Rey was one of Stark Insider's favorite moments in San Francisco theater of the last few years.
Her entire role is sung, and we see her singing the way some of us write: tentatively, figuring the world out, one word at a time. One senses that if she were to stop singing, she’d stop existing, unable to feel her way forward in the dark.
Buried Child won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright.
Bay Area Stage: Blue Man Group, ‘Happy Ones’ at Magic, ‘Being Earnest’ at TheatreWorks, ‘Arsonists’ at Aurora
Openings: Blue Man Group in San Jose, 'The Happy Ones' at Magic Theatre in San Francisco, 'Being Earnest' at TheatreWorks in Mountain View, and 'The Arsonists' at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.